Mmmm mmm. I love the Whispers through the years, but their early 1980’s releases on Solar Records have to be my favorites. This track was the second single off of the Imagination LP from 1980, following the unimpeachable “It’s a Love Thing”. On a more important note, THAT FUCKIN’ FACIAL HAIR!!! Gotta love it. Enjoy folks.[audio: http://www.datafilehost.com/d/e6236135 ]
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In an almost belated happy birthday post today, we say happy 66th and RIP to the Queen of Disco. Sylvester was an institution in San Francisco over his illness shortened tenure of nearly 20 years. I wanted to spotlight a couple of songs on one of his more overlooked solo albums, 1981’s Too Hot To Sleep. One is a shambolic mid tempo percussive disco workout, “Give It Up (Don’t Make Me Wait)”, and the other is a delightfully mellow stepper track called “I Can’t Believe I’m In Love”. Too Hot to Sleep was Sylvester’s final album for Fantasy Records before he moved to Patrick Cowley’s Megatone Records.
Part of the impetus for this post is the fact that, in SF, it is too goddamn hot to sleep! Jeeesus its hot downtown. Ech. Enjoy the jams!
Mp3: Sylvester – I Can’t Believe I’m in Love
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Mp3: Sylvester – Give It Up (Don’t Make Me Wait)
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As I was skipping through my copy of Al Green’s Trust In God record from 1984 on Myrrh records, I came across this fantastic post disco (dare I say boogie?) original track. While the rest of the record is covers, both secular and gospel, this track is a sweet little Al Green composition that I think you all will dig. Please enjoy!
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Mp3: Al Green – Never Met Nobody Like You
Super tight, super summer, super funk. The lead single from Sun’s third album hit #18 on the Billboard R&B charts in 1978. It took them all the way to the set of Soul Train that year as well. Please enjoy the funk. In the sun.
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Mp3: Sun – Sun Is Here
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Mp3: Carlis Munro – Big Time Fakers
Ohhh do I love this track. The Michael Jackson impression being done here is so good it co-opts some magic for itself. Released by Sugar Hill in 1983, this did not catapult the groups featured singer(Lane) to any level of stardom above being a Sugar Hill recording artist. I think it is a great little piece of post-disco dance floor magic. Enjoy![audio https://hellodisco.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/88-new-guys-on-the-block-on-the-danc.mp3 |bgcolor=000000]
A little more boogie for ya. Just wanted to keep a steady stream of mp3s coming on the site these days, so I have a Sunday treat for you. Ebonee Webb was an ensemble from Memphis Tennessee who released this one on Capitol Records in 1982. This is from the follow up to their relatively successful self titled debut album, titled Too Hot (produced by Allen Jones of the Bar-Kays). Enjoy!
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Mp3: Ebonee Webb – Here My Love Is